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international news commentary and reports live from moscow rather with wait along with the let's take a look at this hour's news right washington has a welcome to the live thing all of the arms embargo on syria in support of the opposition but has criticized russia's plan delivery of anti aircraft and missiles to damascus moscow says the as a three hundred systems will help deter foreign intervention and seize the ending of the e.u. weapons ban as damaging to syria's a peace efforts the move led by the u.k. and france has now opened the floodgates for weapons to flow into the syrian rebels twenty five member states appraised it say it would only add feel to the conflict they say arms and could easily reach extremist groups appointee in the ranks of the opposition parties marina has the details. the united states is showing no concern
over the expiration of the e.u. arms embargo on syria which is set to lapse in the coming days the deputy spokesperson for the state department patrick ventrell says that washington welcomes this step because it would give greater flexibility of specific member states to support the opposition as they see fit now of course that greater flexibility for countries like britain and france will be able to ship arms and ammunition to to the opposition groups in syria which would then use possibly in an effort to overthrow the government and even went on to say that easing the e.u. arms embargo sends a message to syrian president bashar al assad that support for the opposition will only increase but the u.n. meanwhile is sending its own messages of double standard let's remember that washington has been fiercely critical of russia's transfer of anti-aircraft aircraft missiles to the assad government now while moscow's maintained that it has been fulfilling defense weapons contracts that were signed long ago with syria
washington believes that it's wrong for for moscow to fulfill any contracts because civil war is taking place there and whatever contracts russia is fulfilling could be used to inflame the conflict taking place there but yet now the u.s. is welcoming all possible flow of arms to this syrian rebels with this e.u. arms embargo on syria expiring now it's also worth noting that just a few weeks ago u.s. secretary of state john kerry was in moscow he traveled there and pledge that the u.s. will work closely with russia and the bloodshed in syria kerry and foreign minister sergey lavrov and sergey lavrov underscored their commitment to the communique signed in june. which calls for a transitional government to be established in syria that includes both sides but how can the international community get to the point if european union members with
the support. of the u.s. are now considering to actually flood syria with even more arms experts believe that our being the syrian rebels will ignite an arms race in that country and so far according to the un the conflict there has claimed the lives of more than eighty thousand people and if more weapons flow into the country to arm the syrian rebels the crisis because of it could of course be exacerbated even further. fears of an absentee in killings in syria if a fresh supplies are reached the rebels are based on what's been happening in the conflict zone over the past two years now syrian activists have been monitoring surges in violence which appear to be correlated to an influx of arms up from abroad according to the figures that casualties rose a sharply after the first shipments from qatar delivered a few months later to be in a twenty twelve at the choppers increase came when more advanced arms were
allegedly delivered a few months later london base r.t. contributor afshin rattansi believes that the syrian rebels have no interest in peace. the european union leaders over the past few days are saying the e.u. is a peaceful organization i think many diplomats around the world will give up on that what we need now maybe is ban ki moon the united nations together the united nations is a place for peace because this is obviously england and france to be doing the supposedly american russian plan for june geneva talks the six days of talks in istanbul among the opposition groups seem to be failing disastrously as if you were in a room with the wishes of george sabra general. it was already said he's disappointed it's not before any of the you should be keeping all of their weapons right now forget about the friday deadline no i think the opposition is though. i'm hearing that anyway they were going to come to the talks so are they interested in
any kind of peace or are they interested in carving out bits of syria in ways that they're proxy leaders saudi arabia and qatar are more interested in. and lebanon's government has ordered tanks into tripoli in an attempt to quantify alliance between pro us side and pro syrian rebel protestors this comes after the country's hezbollah chief pleasure allegiance and victory to bashar al assad's cause of violence a spike in tripoli when syrian forces led an attack on rebel controlled border city of. now meanwhile various syrian rebel groups have accused the main opposition party the syrian national coalition of failing to represent the revolution but who is winning the battle for syria now that the arms embargo is set to expire that was the one of the questions objected to a heated debate on a cross talk program here's a quick snapshot it is a moment of truth in which the european union info you live to the arms embargo on
the opposition we have sir john mccain visiting syria over the weekend meeting with opposition forces. in alignment of forces in the worst in your opinion turkey that is applying apply the notion of pressure perhaps that will bring the final end regime franklyn real quickly before the break of the lot that's not all or for. you guys are all what happened in brussels there was no vote to council sanctions the sanctions are still in place and they're going to be until midnight on friday what they didn't have the votes to do what the british and the americans and certain other of their allies anyway wanted to do were taken out further of act to lift the sanctions. that didn't happen so now they're going to die it's actually a defeat for the british particularly.
moscow once iran one of the key players in the syria peace process to join the proposed talks in geneva despite reservations from france and the u.s. this as to iran hasten international gathering on syria bringing dozens of other states together in search of a political solution to the conflict but as iranian journalists barry says another everyone's interested in a peaceful outcome. forty countries are going to attend and notable notably saudi arabia and turkey and also all the regional countries to look for ways to solve the problem peacefully and amicably and the other side the west basically is saying the one thing they want by cheryl assad gone. and they call that they call themselves friends of syria and then they go ahead and the armed opposition that cannot even come together and unite and by this is a very dangerous process iran is saying there should be an end to the bloodshed and
then after that there should be an interim government actually iran even is not saying that bashar assad should stay or should go that is for syrian people to decide and not through weapons. through ballots through vote. right and you'll find online that are just how far the u.s. could go in syria reports say the pentagon is planning a range of military options including a none fly zone as well as all me the opposition fighters. and senator john mccain a staunch advocate of u.s. military aid to the syrian opposition sneaks into the country to meet with top rebel commanders we look at what could be behind this friendship.
today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. joint operations room the day. the u.s. government's transfer of war on terror prisoners to overseas detention centers has been subject to much speculation but now british researchers able to shine a light on some of the so-called cia black sites by compiling a comprehensive database. shows you how to access that information and talk to one of the creators of the project. written dition revealed from now on you can learn exactly how the cia has been secretly transferring its war on terror detainees across the globe on civic and military aircraft something better known as the rendition program researchers from britain scanned university and kingston university have compiled an extensive flights database by going to their indiction
project dot gov dot u.k. you can see a detailed graph of more than eleven thousand cia flights performed from two thousand and one to two thousand and six not all of them have been confirmed to have had detainees on board some of those which are marked in blue are described as dummy flights there are also flights which were labeled as highly suspicious meaning there is no substantial evidence that they were transporting suspected terrorists in certain cases there were website designers have ample proof of detainees travel the full route is described on the map like this one of the suspected al qaeda competent diver who has been locked up in guantanamo for a decade without any charges we can see on the map how he was transported from thailand where he spent eight months in detention after being called to the united arab emirates and then to poland almost a year later he was shifted to guantanamo in that year he spent at the cia black site in poland by the claims he was water boarded eighty three times but how exactly do the masterminds of this project gather the information and what goals
they're trying to pursue we'll find out with one of the masterminds of the project mistruth blakeley from the kent university in england many thanks truth for joining us here my first question would be how exactly you are gathering information on these flights and where did you find to manage all the data. ok most of the information that we have was already in the public domain but was quite fundamental so we've worked closely with a number of human rights organizations and human rights investigators to bring all of that information so it comes from freedom of information requests and some of it comes from investigative investigations into particular cases including the legal proceeding is on behalf of some of that is how. we rely very heavily on the work of the u.k. legal action charis and would prefer which has represented some of the men who are still held in guantanamo bay without charge or trial. what is the point of all this project what are you trying to achieve and what message are you trying to send out . main aim was to try and map the global rendition system to try and provide as
comprehensive a picture as possible of rendition took place which countries were involved and how the cia managed to hide individuals in the system as a chance brought in from around the world to hold them in prisons where they could be tortured and interrogated purpose therefore is to shed as much lives possible on the system with a view to assisting human rights investigators and human rights lawyers to defend the rights of those people who are victims of these processes thank you so much ms blakely this was a likely from kent university now the database currently holds more than eleven thousand flights information about them and the masterminds of the website are asking anyone who has any valuable information on these flights to contribute. still to come on r t then one son till mercenaries they get allegation that the genetically modified food giant hired affiliates of an infamous new security firm
he said it's funny well why protest against its products. and expedition thirty six is safe he reaches the international space station just surveyed for you all the mission details from bike. play to the family jazz band together. hijacked a plane to get. them from music to tara. twenty five questions still remain. just bad hijack. engulfing the neighborhood serious immediately spread across the border into lead. there's no logic finally promises victory over
such enemies indeed it would appear as belonging to run intend to steadfastly stand by their ally in damascus taking charge like complete the stakes for the entire middle east couldn't be higher. i. am. i. thank you you're watching our team reports that for the welfare cuts are back on the table have sent shivers across britain the country is already buried the didn't know the burden of all the measures as the government struggles to tackle its budget deficit the work and pensions secretary has allegedly volunteered to slash is department spending that's
now in duncan smith is reported to have personally contacted the home secretary and defense secretary to offer their departments the three billion pounds he plans to save he's proposing to restrict housing benefit for under twenty five's and limit a state payment to families with more than two children now this is according to the u.k. the daily telegraph treasury chief george osborne is facing tough choices with his austerity program as alex stephenson from politics dot com dot u.k. explains. all spawn has put his foot down and said no actually we're probably not going to press ahead with more welfare cuts because well frankly the liberal democrats who the conservatives here are in coalition with simply won't buy it that he suspicion that they're of benefit scroungers out there who are messing around with the state and taking the you know the earnings the hard working taxpayers it's
very very politically sensitive here it's difficult to see where george or spawn's going to make the spending cuts from because so many government departments are ringfence there's not going to be you know the politicians committed to say we're ok we're not going to cut any more from this there's not actually that many government departments left where there will have to be cuts and the home office which contains the policing and security budgets that's where the money comes from is one of the vulnerable departments this could actually have the potential to a contribution to the early claps of the british coalition government. meanwhile skyrocketing news unemployment is becoming the greatest concern for the u.k. as well as other european nations the e.u. leaders are sounding the over the entire generation which they feel will never find jobs over seven point five million young people in europe models work study or in training our workers made some of those on a desperate hunt for jobs. who have been trying for
a while now pretty much every day just coming seabees around. going on the computer for a couple of hours a day trying to get anything for a car i want a job because i want to be able to you know i'm earning this money on the wall which is not in the know what. it does kind of knock me down every time i kind of go and think i really would actually like to do this and i've got this interview and. i got a mailer a phone call saying i have a job. and see like some places my c.v. probably hasn't actually been seen if i'm going to get someone for a job but they know ten times but they're going to give it to me very soon jennifer nish college shaver six months ago she's one of almost a million meet in the u.k. not in employment education or training or you know be difficult but i didn't really think i would be out of work to slow the opposition labor party says the
number of jobless young people has almost tripled since the coalition came to power in a bid to combat use on employment the government launched its huge contract a one billion pounds scheme to provide new opportunities to eighteen to twenty four year olds but it hasn't helped i know that china signs are absolutely shed loads of see the. applications and you know i know from person experiences lot was from with this well of young people trying and failing to make it onto the job ladder has led to talk of a generation long. to austerity not just in britain but in the whole of recession hit europe the president of the year b. and central bank has even called on governments to tackle the issues before it leads to social unrest youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems facing britain right now we have nine hundred fifty eight thousand young people unemployed that's one in five out of work for more than a year when you are young you will earn less for the rest of your life can you
imagine applying for jobs every day and getting rejected what that does to your self-esteem feel confidence feel self-worth young people who forked out thousands of pounds for a degree of finding the reality of recession hit britain a bitter pill to swallow i feel the fact that going to university i've gained an internship that i shouldn't really be in this position i wiped off i've done everything that society has told me to. i'm still going to be very fun to do and it's very scary because at this time of year and a new bunch of graduates is going to hit the job market so that particularly worries me as i am going to be competing move even more people in the mumps i do feel like i'm kind of stuck at the moment is not really much i can do have them i'm already tense trying to our agenda and others and britain's lost generation the outlook has never been so uncertain. that.
something will turn up i'm not quite believe. that you know. hopefully polyploid r.t. . now to some other news making headlines around the world after eighty five afghan nationals are being held without charge at the british army scandal bustin in afghanistan that's according to lawyers are for eight of the men who say that the detention is unlawful with some of their clients haven't really well as long as fourteen months they are comparing the situation to that in america is when tom obey facility and want the u.k.'s high court to free the men british forces are normally only allowed to hold the suspects for ninety six hours but that can be much longer if they think they are exceptional circumstances.
aggarwal train may hit a truck before derailing and exploding searching the surrounding buildings a blaze in the u.s. state of maryland only the truck driver sustained injuries in the accident this is the third major derailment in the u.s. this month alone with the two previous ones injuring nearly one hundred people. thousands of protesting students in the chilean capital santiago once again face riot police the crowds calling for education reforms ripped down buried his and bombarded police with paint bombs anger over big quality of the country's schools has been simmering for months with demonstrations commonplace in chile. g.m. food giant sun to has apparently been preparing to answer its critics with the help of big time security organizations a recent wave of global rallies against the corporations a genetically one of my products followed allegations that monsanto has hired
blackwater affiliates to counter the protests artie's ganja can has more. people who work with monsanto what this building certainly know about the world why protest over the weekend against their company and its global march against the giant producer of genetically modified seeds brought together thousands of people being fifty thousand printed in four hundred thirty six cities including right here in washington d.c. but there are allegations that monsanto is doing more than just following the news the nation magazine reports that the company hired a lawyer to collect intelligence on anti months and the activists the swellest infiltrate their ranks the firm that they hired belongs to the same person who owns the infamous security contractor previously known as blackwater blackwater has been in hot water after a number of scandals including the unprovoked killing go through rocky civilians in two thousand and seven you know order to recover to rebrand from bad rap blackwater has changed its name several times and created
a web of more than thirty shelf companies or subsidiaries and continue to get a lucrative contract despite being under intense criticism for reckless conduct so monsanto hired one of those companies called total intelligence solutions which belongs to blackwater's owner and founder erik prince monsanto says they did nothing wrong by having higher total intelligence solutions which quote provided monsanto security group with reports about it to british or groups that could pose a risk to the company or its personnel and its global operations end of quote and sent to the denies having the program what is possible in very unusual and time and sent to groups but according to documents secured by the nation magazine jeremy scahill monsanto was willing to pay a sizable sum up to five hundred thousand dollars for black border agents to infiltrate and time and central organisations this report once again raised the question to what lengths is the g.m.o. giant ready to go to secure its operations especially now with marches all across
the globe demanding that the companies stop flooding their markets genetically modified products. they say the least a company can do is to rebuild the products that contain a g.m.o. so that people with least know what they're eating last week the u.s. senate overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetic genetically modified foods so it appears when it comes to laws and regulations monsanto with its army of lobbyists has won the battle on capitol hill now what tactics if any it has used against anti-male sent to activists with the help of the company related to the new tory private mercenary army that is yet to be uncovered in washington i'm going to check and. you can also head to our web site for more news and cyber spies a safe china twenty years worth of research the pentagon is up in arms over moving acquire the dozens of cutting edge designs for america in a weapon systems. legal high in colorado with the
u.s. state legalizing marijuana well all this and much more head to our tea dot com. a spacecraft carrying it the next crew on the international space station has successfully docked at the all getting aboard treat all the mission details now from our teaser rory sushi who was at the la. we can now feel there's a vibration underneath our feet and here comes the launch right now. like you know it's going to take its. time there they go the three man crew up to the i.s.a.'s another flawless soyuz launch here from the baikonur cosmodrome on the cassock step the three man crew with american karen nyberg this a second time heading up to the i assess at the new comer look up at me dano the
italian from the european space agency his first adventure up to the opening space lab and the whole crew being commanded by the russian soyuz come on the field to go to chief they going to be heading up there in fact they approach albeit they reach all that unless the nine minutes talk about going far beyond any speed of supersonic that is going to be what they call the fast track that is for all bit ring around that then a six hour flight straight to docking with the other three crew members of the international space station for the next six months they'll be conducting on approximately one hundred and fifty experiments a ranging from issues to do with the bio fuel and clean energy they called maintenance to do as well numerous suspects will space walks are included in it this team for the international space station it has been an absolute privilege and honor covering this life ferrazzi you know i am a middle aged man and yet right now i'm a seven year old boy what showing a child a dream come to fruition is right in front of my eyes it's been moving stuff
thrilling exciting and i think i can speak for everybody adults and all of those people here at the baikonur cosmodrome when you wish the crew of the i assess mission thirty six thirty seven we wish them bon voyage god speed and good luck. and they write history in a new true members of that make up expedition thirty six said docked at the international space station non-trained just a six hour flight they were greeted on the arrival by a russian cosmonaut. vignol cutoffs and alexandra move soon get in as well as american as chris cassidy they are scheduled to spend a total of one hundred and twenty six days in office. up next you can watch the full edition of cross talk with of the debate over who's winning the syrian war and what effect it has on the recent.
told me my language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports but unlike the pollution i know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point to say. to carry out a car is on the job. no god. a job no more weasel words when you made a direct question be prepared for a change when you punch be ready for a bad. freedom of speech and little doubt the freedom to question. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.